Dance

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”Agnes De Mille “Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”Friedrich Nietzsche “In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” Amelia Atwater-Rhodes “One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements…

Family

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.     — Sigmund Freud “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”–Anthony Brandt “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”– Lisa Weed “The memories we make with our family are everything.”– Candace Cameron Bure “My children give me the gift of stepping out of the daily ordinariness into the father zone—a place where my innate curiosity, sense of adventure, and love…

Friends

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” —Oscar Wilde “I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”– Reese Witherspoon “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”– Maria Shriver “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”– Douglas Pagels…

Music

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”― Edward Bulwer Lytton Histories of ages pastUnenlightened shadows cast.Down through all eternityThe crying of humanity.‘Tis then when the Hurdy Gurdy ManComes singing songs of love… —Donovan “Music is the strongest form of magic.”― Marilyn Manson “The most wretched people in the world are those who tell you they like every kind of music ‘except country.”― Chuck Klosterman,  “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”― Lao Tzu “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed…

Hats

“Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they’re wearing a hat”.    ~ Philip Treacy “And all your future lies beneath your hat”.    ~ John Oldham People, when they buy a hat, they can’t explain why they want to buy it or why they want it, but they do. It’s like chocolate.    ~ Philip Treacy “Whenever you wear your hat, your day will be special.”  ~ Margo Nickel “Personally I would never want to be a member of any group where you either have to wear a hat, or you can’t wear a hat.””~ George Carlin If you’re going to wear a cowboy…

Horses

Who doesn’t like the noble steeds, the pretty ponies, the Drey’s? I used to ride when I was a little girl, and love to see horses when I’m out and about. Of course they love to be photographed too! “From horses we may learn not only about the horse itself but also about animals in general, indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole.”― George Gaylord Simpson “The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.” —Ronald Duncan “A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves –…

Photographers

Something different this week, so you can have a rest from all the edumacational history normally turning up in your feed on a Sunday. I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager, though only really started learning about photography 10 years ago. I love seeing other people when they are engrossed in taking photographs, and if I see someone so engaged, will take a picture of them if I can do it sneakily! So here is my collection of some of the happy people making memories, and a few who do it for a living. “It is more important…

Newcastle Upon Tyne ~ September 2019 ~ 1

We actually had a sunny day back in September last year, and Sophie wanted to go to an open day at All Saints Church in Newcastle. So off we went on the metro, but before we get to the pictures, we must do The History Bit. The current All Saints Church stands on the site of a previous medieval church called All Hallows, founded between 1150 and 1190. It is the only elliptical church building in England, a Grade 1 listed building, and the third tallest religious building in Newcastle.  The original church was pulled down at the end of…